15 Quick and Easy Lunch Recipes

Easy, speedy recipes that you can whip up in minutes and bring to work – no more ordering out and overspending on lunch!

15 Quick and Easy Lunch Recipes - Easy, speedy recipes that you can whip up in minutes and bring to work - no more ordering out and overspending on lunch!

Do you ever end up spending $15 on a Chinese chicken salad during your lunch break for about 2 pieces of chicken? It’s the absolute worst – overpaying for a mediocre lunch for one serving while you’re at work. But with these recipes here, you can make your own work lunch in minutes, and even have extra for the next few days. It’s way cheaper, tastier and healthier. You can’t beat that!

1. BBQ Chicken Salad – This healthy, flavorful salad comes together so quickly, and it is guaranteed to be a hit with your entire family. [GET THE RECIPE.]

BBQ Chicken Salad - This healthy, flavorful salad comes together so quickly, and it is guaranteed to be a hit with your entire family!

2. Greek Yogurt Chicken Salad Sandwich – From the plump grapes to the sweet cranberries, this lightened up sandwich won’t even taste healthy. [GET THE RECIPE.]

Greek Yogurt Chicken Salad Sandwich - From the plump grapes to the sweet cranberries, this lightened up sandwich won't even taste healthy!

3. Easy Burrito Bowls – Skip Chipotle and try these burrito bowls right at home with an epic chipotle cream sauce. [GET THE RECIPE.]

Easy Burrito Bowls - Skip Chipotle and try these burrito bowls right at home. It's easier, healthier and 10000x tastier!

4. Caprese Avocado Salad – A refreshing salad loaded with mozzarella, tomatoes, basil and avocado with a sweet balsamic reduction. [GET THE RECIPE.]

Caprese Avocado Salad - A light, refreshing salad loaded with mozzarella, tomatoes, basil and avocado with a sweet balsamic reduction!

5. Steak Fajita Salad – All the amazing flavors of a fajita conveniently in a hearty salad, served with the creamiest cilantro lime dressing. [GET THE RECIPE.]

Steak Fajita Salad - All the amazing flavors of a fajita conveniently in a hearty salad, served with the creamiest cilantro lime dressing!

6. Pesto Pasta with Sun Dried Tomatoes and Roasted Asparagus – A quick and easy pasta dish loaded with plenty of veggies and mozzarella cheese. [GET THE RECIPE.]

Pesto Pasta with Sun Dried Tomatoes and Roasted Asparagus - A quick and easy dish for those busy weeknights, and it's chockfull of veggies!

7. Quinoa Fruit Salad – This protein-packed quinoa salad is balanced with a tart vinaigrette and refreshing mint. [GET THE RECIPE.]

Quinoa Fruit Salad - This protein-packed quinoa salad is balanced with a tart vinaigrette and refreshing mint!

8. Chinese Chicken Salad – Restaurant quality that you can easily make right at home as a budget-friendly meal. [GET THE RECIPE.]

Chinese Chicken Salad - Restaurant quality that you can easily make right at home, except it's healthier and a million times tastier!

9. Kale Pesto Egg Salad – The addition of kale pesto in this egg salad is a wonderful, healthy twist to the traditional version. [GET THE RECIPE.]

Kale Pesto Egg Salad - The addition of kale pesto in this egg salad is a wonderful, healthy twist to the traditional version!

10. Greek Quinoa and Avocado Salad – A quick and easy Greek-inspired quinoa salad, perfect for Meatless Monday or any other day of the week. [GET THE RECIPE.]

Greek Quinoa and Avocado Salad - A quick and easy Greek-inspired quinoa salad, perfect for Meatless Monday or any other day of the week!

11. Spicy Roasted Shrimp Sandwich with Chipotle Avocado Mayonnaise – A loaded shrimp sandwich with a kick of heat and a double dose of avocado. [GET THE RECIPE.]

Spicy Roasted Shrimp Sandwich with Chipotle Avocado Mayonnaise - A loaded shrimp sandwich with a kick of heat and a double dose of avocado!

12. Black Bean Quinoa Salad – A light and healthy quinoa salad tossed in a refreshing orange vinaigrette, chockfull of protein and fiber. [GET THE RECIPE.]

Black Bean Quinoa Salad - A light and healthy quinoa salad tossed in a refreshing orange vinaigrette, chockfull of protein and fiber!

13. Kale Salad with Meyer Lemon Vinaigrette – Perfect as a light lunch or even a meatless Monday dinner option. [GET THE RECIPE.]

Kale Salad with Meyer Lemon Vinaigrette - Perfect as a light lunch or even a meatless Monday dinner option!

14. Whole Food’s California Quinoa Salad – A healthy, nutritious copycat recipe that tastes 1000x better than the store-bought version. [GET THE RECIPE.]

Whole Food's California Quinoa Salad - A healthy, nutritious copycat recipe that tastes 1000x better than the store-bought version!

15. Chicken Pesto Sandwich – Lightened up with Greek yogurt, this hearty sandwich is one of the quickest, most tastiest meals you’ll ever have. [GET THE RECIPE.]

Chicken Pesto Sandwich - Lightened up with Greek yogurt, this hearty sandwich is one of the quickest, most tastiest meals you'll ever have!